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Mason Gross School of the Arts

Create Yourself at Mason Gross

Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University–New Brunswick offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, design, filmmaking, music, theater, and visual arts on an inspiring campus closely networked with the local and NYC arts communities. Join a dynamic community of artists who study, teach, create, perform, and exhibit together. Mason Gross gives you myriad opportunities to explore and refine your craft, on campus and in the larger arts community around the region.

4:1
Student-to-faculty ratio
#24
Ranked undergraduate fine and studio arts program

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300+
Esteemed faculty
Top
10
Ranked undergraduate music program

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Film students

Students discuss their choice to study dance, music, theater, film, art, and design and what life is like at Mason Gross

Endless Professional Pathways

Study, practice, and create in intimate settings as you collaborate with a faculty of professional artists. Students are encouraged to cultivate their own artistic voice while honing the technical skills needed to be masters of their craft.

More Than an Education

“The professors here are not only my teachers, but my collaborators.”


Sydney Coons, BFA Stage Management

Sydney Coons

Not "Just" an Arts School

“Mason Gross isn’t just an arts conservatory; it’s Rutgers University.”


Charles de Agustin, BFA Filmmaking and Philosophy

Charles de Augstin

Mason Gross Undergraduates Work alongside Award-Winning Artists

Dance | Parkinsons, a short documentary by Rutgers Filmmaking Center students and Oscar-winning faculty Thomas Lennon, in collaboration with the Mason Gross Dance Department, received the Community Impact award at the 2020 Austin Dance Festival. The film, also took home the first-place prize at the Utah Dance Film Festival for Outstanding Documentary. The program helps people suffering from Parkinson's disease reclaim control of their bodies through dance. Read more about the program.

A film created by students at the Mason Gross School of the Arts Documentary Film Lab under the supervision of Thomas Lennon explores a program spearheaded by Jeff Friedman, faculty in the Mason Gross Dance Department, which helps people suffering from Parkinson's disease reclaim control of their bodies through dance.